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Astro Black

LP (Item 1650) Impulse, 1973 — Condition: Very Good
Gatefold
$39.99 ...

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(€35.71 || £25.47 || ¥4918) (approx.)
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One of the few Impulse releases that featured contemporary material from Ra – that is, stuff from the early 70's, when the series was coming out. The session was recorded at the El Saturn Studio in Chicago in 1972, and released by Impulse in 1973. The band includes Gilmore, Patrick, Marshall Allen, Danny Davis, and June Tyson – and the music is dark and moody, with a good space feel, and nice chanting vocals. Ra plays a bit of moog and synth, and the track list includes "Astro Black", "Discipline 99", "Hidden Spheres", and "Cosmo Fire". (Cover has light wear and a small cutout hole.)  © 1996-2015, Dusty Groove, Inc.

Very Good

  • Vinyl can have some dirt, but nothing major.
  • May not shine under light, but should still be pretty clean, and not too dirty.
  • May have a number of marks (5 to 10 at most), and obvious signs of play, but never a big cluster of them, or any major mark that would be very deep. Most marks should still not click under a fingernail.
  • May not look near perfect, but should play fairly well, with slight surface noise, and the occasional click in part of a song, but never throughout a whole song or more.
  • This is clearly a copy that was played by someone a number of times, but which could also be a good "play copy" for someone new.

Additional Marks & Notes

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